The World Wildlife Fund has put on an exhibition for MP's, pointing out the risks of man-made chemicals - both to mankind and to life generally. "Many of these are inadequately regulated, and fish in our rivers are being affected by natural hormones and man-made chemicals; further afield, the Florida panther and alligator are threatened by deformity and infertility"
WWF want certain chemicals banned, and others replaced with safer alternatives. They are particularly worried by long-lasting chemicals and those that disrupt our hormones.
"Banning DDT in 1976 has led to a 300% increase in the UK's falcon population. I recognise the contribution of many chemicals to our health and prosperity, but we need to be more aware of some of the drawbacks."